History in English Words
Methuen & Company Limited, 1926 - 221 pagina's
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abstract acquired actual Ages already ancient appeared applied Aristotle Aryan became become began beginning body called chapter Christianity civilization common conception connected consciousness created derived describe developed early eighteenth century England English English words eternal Europe example existence express fact feeling felt French give gradually Greek hand human hundred idea imagination important individual influence inner instance intellectual interesting Italy kind language later Latin Latin words learning light living look matter meaning meant mechanical medieval Middle Ages mind mysterious Nature object observe once origin outlook past perhaps period Persian philosophy phrase Plato poets present probably races reason relation Roman Rome seems sense seventeenth century significance soul speak spirit suggests taken Teutonic things thought trace translated turn universe whole writer
Pagina 203 - All strength, all terror, single or in bands, That ever was put forth in personal form — Jehovah, with his thunder, and the choir Of shouting Angels, and the empyreal thrones, — I pass them unalarmed.
Pagina 7 - The Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident; so strong indeed, that no philologer could examine them all three, without believing them to have sprung from some common source, which, perhaps, no longer exists...
Pagina 22 - And snatch'd his rudder, and shook out more sail, And day and night held on indignantly O'er the blue Midland waters with the gale, Betwixt the Syrtes and soft Sicily To where the Atlantic raves Outside the Western Straits...
Pagina 200 - One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can. Sweet is the lore which Nature brings ; Our meddling intellect Mis-shapes the beauteous forms of things : — We murder to dissect.
Pagina 198 - In short, our souls are at present delightfully lost and bewildered in a pleasing delusion, and we walk about like the enchanted hero of a romance, who sees beautiful castles, woods, and meadows ; and at the same time hears the warbling of birds, and the purling of streams; but upon the finishing of some secret spell, the fantastic scene breaks up, and the disconsolate knight finds himself on a barren heath, or in a solitary desert.
Pagina 107 - The freedom of women produced the poetry of sexual love. Love became a religion, the idols of whose worship were ever present. It was as if the statues of Apollo and the Muses had been endowed with life and motion, and had walked forth among their worshippers; so that earth became peopled by the inhabitants of a diviner world. The familiar appearance and proceedings of life became wonderful and heavenly, and a paradise was created as out of the wrecks of Eden.
Pagina 202 - Coleridge's primary and secondary imagination, the "repetition in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite I AM...
Pagina 162 - Here hills and vales, the woodland and the plain, Here earth and water seem to strive again ! Not, chaos-like, together crush'd and bruis'd, But, as the world, harmoniously confus'd : Where order in variety we see, And where, tho' all things differ, all agree.
Pagina 203 - Urania, I shall need Thy guidance, or a greater Muse, if such Descend to earth or dwell in highest heaven ! For I must tread on shadowy ground, must sink Deep, and, aloft ascending, breathe in worlds To which the heaven of heavens is but a veil. All strength, all terror, single or in bands, That ever was put forth in personal form — Jehovah, with his thunder, and the choir Of shouting Angels...
Pagina 141 - Faire is the heaven, where happy soules have place, In full enjoyment of felicitie, Whence they doe still behold the glorious face Of the divine eternall Majestie; More faire is that, where those Idees on hie, Enraunged be, which Plato so admyred, And pure Intelligences from God inspyred.